Sports Med Chapter 2

Term Definition
Risk Management Reduction of the potential for injury
Negligence Failure to give reasonable care or to do what another prudent person with experience knowledge and background would have done under the same or similar circumstances
Standard of Care The degree of care, skill, and diligence an equally qualified caregiver in the profession would provide in similar circumstances.
Assumption of risk Voluntarily and knowingly assumes the risk of an activity through an expressed or implied agreement, but does not forgive a person of reckless conduct
liability Legal responsibility to perform duties in a reasonable and prudent manner
Ethics Morals; a set of principles or values that influences behavior
Tort A wrongful act resulting in injury to another's person, property, or reputation for which the injured party is entitled to seek compensation
Battery The unlawful touching of an individual without consent
Malpractice Professional misconduct or lack of professional skill that results in damage to the patient; negligence by a professional such as a physician, nurse, certified athletic trainer, or coach.
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) A federal regulation establishing national standards for health care information to protect personal health information
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Federal law that applies to all educational agencies and institutions that receive funding under under any program administered by the Department of Educations. Protects the privacy of student education records


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